Investor Relations

Alistair Ryan
Chairperson (Independent)

MCom, CA. Appointed as Director 13 November 2014

Alistair is an experienced company director and corporate executive. He is currently Chairman of NZX listed investment companies Kingfish Limited, Barramundi Limited and Marlin Global Limited, a Director and Audit and Risk Committee Chair of listed company Metlifecare Limited, a board member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the New Zealand Racing Board, and a Director of private companies Christchurch Casinos Limited and Lewis Road Creamery Limited. Alistair is also a member of the FMA-appointed Auditor Regulation Advisory Group.

Alistair retired from NZX and ASX-listed SKYCITY Entertainment Group Limited as Chief Financial Officer in June 2011 after a 16-year career with the company, which began just prior to its opening and stock exchange listing in February 1996.

Alistair is a member of Evolve Education's Audit and Risk Committee.

Norah Barlow
Non Executive Director (Independent)

BCA, CA. Appointed as Director 13 November 2014

Norah is an accountant by profession, operating her own partnership for a number of years, prior to becoming the Group Accountant, and then CEO of NZX and ASX-listed Summerset Group. Norah retired from that role in April 2014 but remains on the Board as a Non-Executive Director.

Norah is now a professional director and holds a number of directorships, including Methven Limited, Cigna Life Insurance New Zealand Limited, Cooks Global Foods Limited and Vigil Monitoring Limited in New Zealand, and Estia Health Limited and Ingenia Communities Limited in Australia. She is also a Ministerial appointee to the National Advisory Council for the Employment of Women, and is Chair of the National Science Challenge ‘Ageing Well’. In 2014 she was awarded an ONZM for services to business.

Norah is a member of Evolve Education's Governance and Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee.

Anthony Quirk
Non-Executive Director (Non-Independent)

Appointed as Director 2 August 2017

Anthony is an experienced financial sector professional with broad knowledge and expertise in the financial markets, the listed
company sector, and in governance. Anthony completed 9 years as Managing Director of Milford Asset Management in mid-2016 and has since started to build a varied portfolio of governance interests with an emphasis on roles that improve communities.

Anthony brings strong governance, strategic, executive leadership, listed company and financial credentials, together with a strong community focus, to the Evolve Board.

Prior to Milford, Anthony was for 7 years Managing Director of Tyndall Investment Management (NZ) Limited and for the 7
years prior to that was General Manager ANZ Funds Management.

In addition to Evolve Education Group Limited, Anthony is currently a director of Milford Asset Management Limited (from 2007),
Deputy Chair of New Zealand Water Polo (from 2017), a Trustee of Youth Development Trust Wellington acting for the
Graeme Dingle Foundation in Wellington (from 2017), and Deputy Chair of Compass Housing New Zealand (from 2017). Anthony was previously a member of the Board of the Institute of Finance Professionals (2010-2015, Chairman 2014-2015) and is a Fellow of that organisation.

As a director of Milford Asset Management, though not appointed as a representative of that organisation, Anthony is a non-independent director of Evolve.

Anthony is the chair of the Risk and Audit Committee.

Lynda Reid
Non-Executive Director (Independent)

Appointed as Director 2 August 2017

Lynda is a well-qualified and highly experienced education sector professional, having recently retired after 20 years (1996-2016) as Principal/CEO of one of New Zealand’s leading schools.  As former CEO of St Cuthbert’s College in Auckland,
Lynda will make a significant contribution and add strong technical, social and business diversity to the Evolve board. 
Lynda’s appointment adds excellent sector expertise coupled with robust executive leadership and governance experience.

St Cuthbert’s is a is a major enterprise with a roll of up to 1,500 students from 5 to 18 years of age, 250+ staff, three schools on
two campuses and an IT network supporting over 1,700 users.  As CEO of St Cuthbert’s, Lynda had overall responsibility for the
learning, development and advancement of the school community (students and teachers), parent liaison, the advancement of the College within the community, the development of school facilities, and the overall financial and community performance of the school in line with its social and community purpose.

As St Cuthbert’s CEO, Lynda was involved with a wide range of stakeholder groups, people and organisations including the school board, parents, teachers, students, Ministry of Education and the education community generally, and commercial organisations.

Lynda is an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (2017) and a recipient of the Independent Schools of New Zealand Distinguished Service Award (2016), along with many other distinguished service awards and recognitions, and regular membership of important sector forums.  Lynda is an independent director of Evolve.

Lynda Reid is a member of the Governance and Remuneration Committee.

Gráinne Troute
Non-Executive Director (Independent)

GradDipBusStuds (HRM). Appointed as Director 1 May 2017

Gráinne has extensive experience as a corporate executive and in board and charitable trust governance roles.

She is currently a director of NZX-listed companies Tourism Holdings Limited and Summerset Group Holdings Limited. She was General Manager, Corporate Services at SKYCITY Entertainment Group for 8 years and earlier held senior executive roles at McDonald’s Restaurants for 14 years, for the last three of which she was Managing Director, New Zealand.

Gráinne also served for many years as a trustee and chair in the not-for-profit sector, including having been Chair of Ronald McDonald House Charities NZ for five years.

Gráinne is Chair of Evolve Education’s Governance and Remuneration Committee.

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